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A small village in the foot of the Sierra Lujar mountain range, Rubite is blessed with nearby beaches and mountains, pretty whitewashed houses and cobbled streets laid out in the traditional Moorish pattern common to Andalusia. Unspoilt by tourism yet with easy access to Granada and the Costa Tropical coast, Rubite�s locals are justifiably proud of their village which has views of the craggy mountains, nearby almond groves and vineyards, in addition to its own quiet beaches 15km away on the coast! vista hacia Castell de Ferro
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History

First documented as a settlement during the 8th Century following the Moorish conquest of Spain, Rubite was one of the twelve Arab districts in the Alpujarras. Its name is also thought to have been given by the Moors, deriving from the Arab word for blackberry! Under the Arabs the land around Rubite was irrigated by a system of springs, pipes, terraces and pools and farmed to grow grapes, almonds and figs. The vineyards were expanded in the 18th Century and made Rubite�s people prosperous wine makers for almost 100 years. The decimation of vineyards by the grape disease phylloxera in the 19th Century marked the downfall of wine making and the return of almond trees although not Rubite�s riches.

Activities

Both in and around Rubite there are several beautiful routes for walking, horse riding and mountain biking. There are also places to hunt and fish nearby or simply go out and enjoy the countryside. Typical Andalusian cuisine is the norm. in Rubite including migas (soft fried breadcrumbs), fennel and sausage stew, fig cake, and various types of sausage. Rubite�s church � the Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion � is also worth a visit, dating from the 17th Century and decorated in the Renaissance style it houses 17th carvings of Jesus the Nazarene and of the Virgen del Carmen. Rubite also has several water towers dating from the 12th Century situated at various points in and around the village. These days these are used for picnics and barbeques as locals and tourists come and enjoy the panoramic views across the mountains that the water towers offer.


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